RARE/SCARCE BIRDS - LATEST PHOTOS
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Rustic Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
Cape Clear Island, Lough Errul, Co. Cork. October 17th, 2017.
Rustic Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
Cape Clear Island, Lough Errul, Co. Cork. October 17th, 2017.
Firecrest, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)
Cape Clear Island, Paddy Timsey's, Co. Cork. October 17th, 2017.
Hawfinch, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
Cape Clear Island, Low Road, Co. Cork. October 15th, 2017.
Hawfinch, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
Cape Clear Island, Low Road, Co. Cork. October 15th, 2017.
Swainson's Thrush, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Cape Clear Island, Lough Errul Garden, Co. Cork. October 14th, 2017.
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Swainson's Thrush, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Cape Clear Island, Lough Errul Garden, Co. Cork. October 14th, 2017.
Spotted Sandpiper, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)
Cape Clear Island, Beach below Nordy Wood, Co. Cork. October 5th, 2017.
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Barred Warbler, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)
Cape Clear Island, Cotter's Garden, Co. Cork. October 5th, 2017.
Red-necked Phalarope, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. September 16th, 2017.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 23rd October
2007 Pallas's Warbler, Cork
2007 Pallas's Warbler, Wexford
2005 Atlantic Gull, Antrim
1999 Chimney Swift, Cork
1999 Chimney Swift, Cork
1999 Chimney Swift, Wexford
1993 Siberian Stonechat , Cork
1988 Laughing Gull, Cork
1988 Radde's Warbler, Cork
1985 Pallas's Warbler, Cork
1985 Pallas's Warbler, Cork
1968 Pallas's Warbler, Cork
1968 Pallas's Warbler, Cork
1968 Siberian Chiffchaff, Cork
1966 Shore Lark, Dublin
1960 Bluethroat, Cork
1911 Richard's Pipit, Dublin
1911 Richard's Pipit, Dublin
1887 Red-breasted Flycatcher, Wexford
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Pallas's Warbler
Ballycotton, Cork. 2007.
Pallas's Warbler
Hook Head, Wexford. 2007.
2 birds
Atlantic Gull
Dargan Bay, Antrim. 2005.
5th Irish Record. Also seen at Belfast Harbour RSPB Reserve
Chimney Swift
Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1999.
1st Irish Record
Chimney Swift
Ballydonegan, Cork. 1999.
2nd Irish Record
Chimney Swift
South Slob, Wexford. 1999.
3rd Irish Record
Siberian Stonechat
Galley Head, Cork. 1993.
5th Irish Record
Laughing Gull
The Lough, Cork City, Cork. 1988.
5th Irish Record
Radde's Warbler
Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1988.
4th Irish Record
Pallas's Warbler
Watchhouse Garden, Sherkin Island, Cork. 1985.
3rd Irish Record
Pallas's Warbler
Watchhouse Garden, Sherkin Island, Cork. 1985.
3rd Irish Record
Pallas's Warbler
Youth Hostel Garden, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1968.
1st Irish Record
Pallas's Warbler
Youth Hostel Garden, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1968.
1st Irish Record
Siberian Chiffchaff
Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1968.
5th Irish Record
Shore Lark
North Bull Island, Dublin. 1966.
Two birds. 6th & 7th Irish Records
Bluethroat
Comillane, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1960.
7th Irish Record
Richard's Pipit
Kilbarrack, Dublin. 1911.
Caught. 2nd Irish Record
Richard's Pipit
Kilbarrack, Dublin. 1911.
Caught. 2nd Irish Record
Red-breasted Flycatcher
South Arklow Lightship, Wexford. 1887.
Killed striking lantern. 1st Irish Record
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 23rd October:
Rufous-tailed Robin, Bull's Park, Fair Isle, Shetland, Scotland. 23rd October, 2004.
Trapped, aka Whistling Nightingale or Swinhoe's Robin.
Shaw, D.N. 2006. Rufous-tailed Robin on Fair Isle: new to Britain. British Birds 99(5): 236-241
Taiga Merlin, Akranes, Iceland. 23rd October, 1989.
Date approximate. Nominate North American race of Merlin found dead. A 19th century record from Sussex and a 1920 record from the Outer Hebrides are no longer considered acceptable.
Garner, M. 2002. Identification and vagrancy of American Merlins in Europe. Birding World 15(11): 468-480
Blyth's Pipit, Brighton, East Sussex, England. 23rd October, 1882.
Caught. Original ID, Tawny Pipit. Skin discovered in Natural History Museum by Kenneth Williamson in 1963 when correct identification was established. Accepted by the BOURC in 1975.
Cramp, S. (ed.) 1992. BWP 5. Oxford University Press